Category Archives: Wood

My, what big feet you have…

As I begin working on the 1707 Philadelphia Escritoire (the English also call this a scriptor, if you lack confidence in your French pronunciation), I am scrambling to find material of sufficient thickness.  The case parts on this are really heavy … Continue reading

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I love wood! (I mean that with sincerity and sarcasm)

You know those people who wear t-shirts with “I Love Wood” printed across the chest?  Perhaps you are one of those people – it’s okay, I’m not making fun.  Even if it is not a part of my wardrobe, I, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Hey Irene! Thanks for the Walnut, Now Leave Us Alone!

On Saturday August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene hit the Virginia Peninsula with the kind of ferocity that will make her hard to forget.  Colonial Williamsburg’s structures withstood the storm quite well, but the same cannot be said for the area’s … Continue reading

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